This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]
Much like his street painting The Crevasse, Edgar Mueller’s The Waterfall features what appears to be a giant hole in the pavement revealing a dramatic scene. Edgar created this anamorphic work in July 2007 on River Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. This street painting, created for the Prairie Arts festival, was the biggest three-dimensional […]
In 2012, Marlin Peterson created a large trompe l-oeil mural on the roof of a building in Seattle, Washington. When viewed from a high vantage point, it appears that a pair of extremely large daddy long legs spiders are sunning themselves on top of the building. The mural was designed to be viewed by visitors […]
In March, internationally recognized street artist Tracy Lee Stum created the following 3D chalk drawing in Los Angeles, California. The image was inspired by Life of Pi, a movie directed by Ang Lee that won four Academy Awards (including Best Director). Tracy’s art recreates a pivotal scene from the movie in which a large whale […]
Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki created this 3D pencil drawing which he titled “Beckoning to the Evil”. By arranging two sketchbooks perpendicular to one another and using an anamorphic drawing technique, he creates the illusion that the hand is actually reaching out from behind the parallel bars.
Gregor Wosik is a street painter with exceptional talent. He was born in Poland but currently resides in Germany where he works as a freelance artist. His street painting below makes it seem that a waterfall running down the center of a street. Several other photographs, including one that shows the painting from the opposite […]
A number of ambigrams from Michigan State University professor Punya Mishra have been featured on An Optical Illusion in the past. I just discovered a short video that he created at the end of last year wishing everyone an outstanding 2013. In the video, he uses a bit of anamorphic trickery to fool the viewers […]